AACA Dues changing in 2018

HRR members,

Note that the AACA national dues will be changing for 2018.  At the national board meeting held in Independence, Missouri, the board voted to increase the annual dues by $5.  This change will increase the annual membership renewal from $35 to $40.  Note that this is the first increase in 10 years.  The increased dues will help the AACA to continue to offer great benefits and services amidst the rising costs due to inflation.  

July Dine Out Night

Thanks to you, we did it again. We broke another attendance record for Dine Out Night with 71 members and guests. We also had as guests the Great Race team from Central Magnet School.

The weather was good, although a little hot, so we had several old cars show up including the 1953 Pontiac Chieftan of the CMS Great Race Team.

Again, thank you for attending July Dine Out Night this past Tuesday at Camino Real. We enjoyed great food and fellowship and look forward to the next Dine Out Night on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Details will be sent out at a later date.

Roy and Janet Fulton

Dine Out Night Coordinators

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The Great Race 2017 – Thank You

Honk Rattle and Roll & Friends, Would like to thank all of you who attended the Great Race for your help and continued support of our great club.  Jeremy Byrd has sent us a thank you note for our help to making this activity a success and without question the best planned stop of the race .  SRR region youth continue to be in second place with only 61 seconds to make up in time . Tom & Barbara

Hello Stones River Members, AACA Members, AACA Presidents and Leaders,

I want to apologize if I did not get to say thank you to those of you who volunteered yesterday before I left.  I had to go to Memphis to get the students a head gasket then drive to Bowling Green so that the car could be repaired and we could continue competing.  I cannot express how much I appreciate all of the help.  Mid-Tenn, Honk Rattle and Roll, Battleground, and Music City AACA were all represented at the event, and it shows that we can do way more as a family to further our great hobby when we help each other in times of need.  

I want to challenge each Region to start a student group and get kids involved in the classic car hobby.  The age gap in our hobby is huge right now and I cannot express how important it is to at least try to get youth involved in your clubs.  I love AACA and the people I have met within our organization and do not want to see it struggle in the future.  I am an open book so please reach out and I am more than happy to help anyway I can in helping your club encourage youth involvement.  The time is now, yes it takes a little more time and effort, however I will tell you personally that watching our students roll in yesterday was an amazing feeling of accomplishment that they had made it. Made it home, to the Great Race, and made memories from a once in a lifetime experience that our Region took a chance on a crazy idea of competing in one of the largest road rallies in the US.  You can do it also and make a large footprint in the life of a student that may have never had this opportunity, and impact the future of AACA and the classic car hobby.  I have one more crazy idea and that would be for Stones River Students to be competing in the Coker Tire Challenge or The Great Race against Mid-Tenn Students, Battleground Students, Music City Students, or Honk Rattle and Roll Students.  It might sound far fetched but I promise you that if you try it can and will happen.  Again thank you everyone for your love and support through out this incredible journey.

See you very soon, 

Jeremy Byrd